The three Austrian girls from my hostel and I took the sweatbox of a bus for 45 minutes into the centre of town in Salvador. It was funny traveling in a pack of four blonde girls because we got 4x the stares now. 801 more words
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Masked youths battled police, protesters burned and hung from lamp-posts effigies of President Nicolas Maduro and marchers demanded the “resurrection” of democracy on a volatile Easter Sunday in Venezuela.Though millions of Venezuelans have headed for Caribbean beaches and family gatherings over the Easter period, student demonstrators have sought to keep a nearly three-month protest movement going with religious-themed demonstrations.After a barefoot walk and a “Via Crucis” march in the style of Jesus’ tortured walk towards crucifixion earlier in the week, hundreds of demonstrators began Sunday with a rally denominated “Resurrection of Democracy.”Easter marks the day Christians believe Jesus was resurrected from the dead after being crucified. 12 more words
CARACAS — Hundreds of people participated in a march on Easter Sunday in Caracas, Venezuela calling for the “resurrection” of democracy in the country.
Protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government that began on Feb. 190 more words
After much debate we splashed the cash for a quick flight from La Paz to Rubbenbaque – the main launch point for the Bolivian Amazon. The journey by bus sounded like a real adventure (about 24 hours!) but risky as the road is rather dicey and major delays can occur due to roads being washed out/ away in rainy season! 416 more words